Our Goal is a Clean, Healthy, Resilient Winooski Watershed.

We want to engage people who live, work, and play in our watershed to learn about the challenges to the river, and help us work to solve some of those challenges, and celebrate the progress that we make. 


Working For Your Rivers

The Friends of the Winooski River needs your help to build our capacity to restore and protect the waters of the Winooski Watershed.

I love the Winooski River! Every season of the year, I can find beautiful places along the river that take my breath away. It's the water of life for those of us lucky enough to live in her watershed.

Jeanne, Burlington


Tons of trash removed from the Winooski River


Habitats improved


Water quality samples analyzed


Trees and shrubs planted

May 20th
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Board Meeting

Center for Arts & Learning, 46 Barre St, Montpelier

Friends of the Winooski River Board meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of odd months.

July 15th
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Board Meeting


Friends of the Winooski River Board meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of odd months.

September 11th
08:30 am to 12:00 pm

River Cleanup Montpelier

City Hall

? SITE CAPTAINS: lead a cleanup team to tackle one section of river ? BUCKETS: donate 5-gallon buckets for collecting junk ? CANOES: lend your old boat for the day to help move junk ? VOLUNTEERS: Meet at City Hall. Dress to wade in the river and pick up muddy old stuff. Bring water, gloves, and a sense of humor.

River News & Information


Slow the Rain, Montpelier!

A lot of the conversation about the health of Lake Champlain focuses on agriculture, so it isn't surprising that many people don't realize that one acre of developed land -- roofs, driveways, streets -- can shed more 

Oct 11 2019

Sponsor our Paddle Program

Do you love to get out on the water? We have three paddling events this summer, and we're seeking Sponsors. We have been sponsored in the past by Ben & Jerry's, Concept2, Seventh Generation, and many

Oct 11 2019

Water Wise Woodlands

Whether you have 5 or 500 acres of woodland, you can help prevent flood damage and produce one of Vermont’s most important forest products—clean water!  Healthy woodlands can absorb, 

Oct 11 2019